A BHSII, Stage 4 Senior Coach in Eventing, BHS Accredited Professional Coach, UKCC Level 2 equestrian coach, NLP, Optimise and Resilience Coach. Emma has also achieved qualifications in Positive Psychology , Equine Psychology, Equine Physiology, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and is on the RoR list of approved trainers for ex racehorses. This knowledge combined with her intuitive, adaptive manner, enables Emma to bring out the best in a horse and rider, no matter what their level of experience. Emma is an International coach, training riders from France, Germany, Finland, and Canada as well as the UK.
Emma, with her partner Martin Murphy, has co- developed and written programmes such as ‘Mindful Mastery’ and the ‘Complete Rider Confidence System’ which is sold as on-line book. Utilising modern and traditional (classical) methods of training and coaching, Emma can bring a new perspective to riding, helping riders gain confidence and find their ‘peak performance’ zone.
Emma has been training horses and their riders for well over 25 years, including competing in many disciplines like dressage, showjumping, eventing, side-saddle, vaulting, hunting also training point-to-point race horses (and raced a camel coming second!)
She also worked for several years on a stud yard with stallions, mares and foals, training the youngstock for sale or competition whilst helping run a saddlery and giving advice to customers.
Emma has trained and competed all her own horses from youngstock with many being sold to top yards around the country and abroad.
Emma believes every horse is individual, having it’s own personality and way of learning, therefore it’s important to be able to communicate with and understand each horse on their terms. This allows the horse to learn at their own pace in a way that avoids confrontation. This understanding is then passed on to the rider, giving them a new connection with their horse.
With Emma’s background in rider psychology, she will help you Master your mind so your mind doesn’t master you! This helps riders to learn techniques to control thoughts and emotions, build greater self-awareness, confidence, and decrease stress. A calmer rider leads to a calmer, more confident horse.
Emma runs regular clinics around the country in all disciplines, see ‘what’s on’ near you.
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8 thoughts on “Emma Murphy”
Just watched some of your clinics at eland lodge on you tube, really enjoyed what you helped riders achieved!
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Thanks Amanda, I love seeing people grow and achieve their goals with their horses:)
Ever since Emma started our local riding club, Moorlands, things have moved on greatly for my horse and I. Lessons, clinics and club nights have given me the confidence to try things I never thought I’d do, culminating in our very first ODE, in which we completed. I can’t recommend Emma enough. She’s awesome.
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Thanks for for your support in the club Dave. It’s great to see how much you and Dan have come on in the last (almost) year we have been training together. Keep up the good work and lets make those goals you are aiming for this year a reality!
Getting a professional coach to support us was the best thing I’ve ever done, our mare Blondie is so complicated not only is she marish but due to her ulcers she can also be very aggressive. Her behaviour has intimidated me which I don’t mind admitting and over time she has got worse. It took two of us to change a rug and tack her up, for our own safety one of us held her and tried to support the other person with every day tasks. We dreaded having to groom her or change her rugs. She also lacked confidence in herself and could never leave our yard without another horse for company. Today is the first time I’ve managed to go into her stable, brush her off, apply her cream for sweet itch on her mane and tail and then put a clean rug on all by myself. I couldn’t be more pleased and proud of myself it’s all down to Emma showing me how to be a leader for Blondie. Not only that she now goes off the yard in long reins and is making progress. We can now see some light at the end of the tunnel and set ourselves some goals for the future!! I highly recommend Emma to anyone needing help with anything, she makes so much sense and really helps you understand your horse’s needs whilst giving you the tools and the confidence to do things that will get you results. This is so beneficial to not only you but your horse too.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to give such great feedback. So glad you’re happy and that there is light at the end of the tunnel for you. Crack on-Kick on-Stick on! 🙂
Will be forever grateful to Emma for many reasons, not only is she a super trainer for both horse and rider, but always makes time to talk as a friend. On feeling extremely nervous and doubtful about making a transition from pony to horse for sj/xc, Emma turned my brain around, and made me so confident with a quote I shall never forget!
Me: Im gonna need to put my brave pants on then? 🙈😲
Emma: You’ve already got them on! ❤️
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Thank you Lara! You have certainly impressed me recently with your courage and confidence over the bigger fences, and with style, well done. Those brave pants fit you well 🙂